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About Carl and Me
Welcome to Carl & Me, the store for exceptional, high quality toys.
My son Carl and I have found a great selection of safe toys that will spark the imaginations of young minds as well as the young at heart. We purchase our products in the USA and Europe and make sure that our manufacturers are as responsible as we are.
Carl & Me was founded in February 2008 after my wife's employer relocated us from Germany to Austin, Texas to work on a global project.
I (Me) quit my C-level job to become a full-time Dad to our son Carl. I thought that it would be a lonely job but The Stay At Home Dads of Austin proved me wrong. They are a cool group of about 100 dads who take care of their kids full-time for many different reasons and are always out and about - Carl and Me never looked back.
Carl was 28 months old at the time and pretty demanding, so I looked for toys that would help me keep him occupied. I looked for high quality toys but couldn’t find much and the other Dads had the same problem. We went to every major retailer and found mainly battery driven, plastic toys that played with Carl instead of letting him play with them. They got boring really quickly and were rarely played with again. He kept playing with his old favourites from relatives in Europe - wooden blocks, cars and trains - and always came up with a bunch of different ideas and stories to play out. The problem then was finding such toys here in the USA and that's when I decided to not only import them but to look for toys of the same high quality right here in the USA.
Our children are the most important people to us and Carl & Me will do all we can to make their playtime fun, creative and safe.
Please do not hesitate to contact Me (Carl’s Dad) for any questions that may arise.
Have fun shopping with us and thank you again for visiting.
Me (Carl’s Dad)